Should Montana law open the door for 900 students, ages 16 and 17, to drop out before graduation?
We have reached a milestone in Montana’s efforts to improve the graduation rate. From 2009 to 2014, Montana’s graduation rate has increased from 80.7 percent to 85.4 percent. This is the highest the graduation rate has been in Montana since the OPI began calculating it in 2000.
The proportion of Billings students who graduated high school increased again last year, but so did the number of those who dropped out.
HELENA — After officially releasing her 2015 Legislative Agenda on Monday, Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau said her top priorities were to raise the legal dropout age to 18 and to provide funding to schools for 19-year-old students.
The number of Montana high school students who take Advanced Placement exams jumped this year, but the state still trails the nation.
The state Office of Public Instruction has received $1.9 million for Mental Health First Aid training, a program designed to increase community awareness and public safety.
By the time Election Day rolls around next month, Marci McLean has a pair of lofty goals in mind: She wants to see 55 percent participation rates among Native American voters living in targeted precincts, and she wants to register 2,000 new Native American voters.
Montana falls short in serving its disabled residents, compared with other states.
Teachers' unions have protested it. Republicans have condemned it. U.S. businesses helped initiate it and President Obama endorsed it.
Innovative programs for Billings students young and old were spotlighted Thursday as part of a back-to-school tour by Gov. Steve Bullock and state Superintendent Denise Juneau.
HELENA — Montana will implement and test students on the Common Core standards this school year, despite opposition and an anticipated battle against the new rules in next year's legislative session.
A school bus soon will resume its afternoon route taking McKinley Elementary students to downtown motels where they are staying with their parents. Another bus will transport children from the Montana Rescue Mission Women’s and Family Shelter to Washington Elementary. All around Billings, ch…
Last spring’s practice run of a new statewide exam has shown that Montana schools are ready to test students online, state K-12 education officials say.
HELENA — A number of Democrats expressed interest in seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate to replace Sen. John Walsh, who ended his campaign Thursday.
It wasn’t entirely clear whether the wastebasket Billings teacher Shelly Stanton clutched was a receptacle or a shield as she fielded a barrage of crumpled paper hurled by fellow educators during her conference session on Wednesday.
The state Office of Public Instruction wants to create rules that would govern future public pre-kindergarten programs, should the state legislature allocate funding for early-childhood education, the agency announced Thursday.
Parents of developmentally disabled Montanans probably left a recent legislative forum with more questions than answers.
No child in Montana should go hungry.
If I asked you to multiply 12 x 50, would you grab a paper and pencil?
PRYOR — On a recent weekday, Plenty Coups High School freshman Dani Buffalo sat at his laptop working on an algebra problem in his Integrated Math I class.